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Legal Staff Paralegal in Akron, OH

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Company name

Allstate Insurance Company,

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Insurance Coverage

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA Akron, OH

Date Last Verified

Apr 03,2018

Posted on

Jan 23,2018

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Paralegal Responsibilities: Provides paralegal support for Litigation Services attorneys. Prepares pleadings and motions. Under general attorney supervision, facilitates the discovery process, including: obtaining records, reviewing documents, interviewing clients, preparing trial materials, and summarizing and analyzing research Identifies, summarizes, and monitors relevant issues. Review new file assignments, draft initial pleadings (e.g. answer, motion, etc.), and draft discovery. Prepare brief to assist client in presenting case in small claims court. Draft responses to discovery demands. Assist clients in answering questions regarding discovery. Review and serve responses to discovery demands. Assist attorney in preparing materials for trial, arbitration or mediation. Assist with the identification and summarizing of relevant issues; continually monitor issues and update attorney. Review new and proposed legislation and determine applicability.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field -or- American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Certificate. Insurance-industry experience preferred. Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes. Analytical skills and strong attention to detail. Ability to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively regarding basic matters. Ability to work in diverse, multi-office, and long distance environments. Basic budget management skills and ability to reconcile expense reports. Basic project management skills and experience interacting with law firm/vendors. Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Basic researching, proofreading, and formatting skills. Ability to collaborate and interact with all levels of personnel and build strong relationships with business colleagues. High degree of ethics and integrity. Strong interpersonal skills, advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills. Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow. Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency. Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently. Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.

Additional info

Job ID: 97845

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Allstate Insurance Company,
2775 Sanders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062